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Best Way to Build Healthy & Strong Shoulders

Cory Cripe, DVRT Master (Creator DVRT Dynamic Strength & Movement Strength) I read Josh’s recent post on how functional training can actually provide a great arm workout (HERE), and at first I couldn’t believe my eyes. In the years I […]

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Best Ways to Use Our Core Ultimate Sandbag

I’ll be honest, I NEVER thought in a million years when I started with that old army duffel bag in my garage that I would be talking so much about sandbag training. I often think of the old Allen Iverson […]

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Better Shoulder & Hip Mobility Training

Stress is through the roof right now! That typically means that our bodies aren’t up to performing at the same high level that we may want or are use to either. It also is probably reflected in the fact that […]

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How To Make Home Workouts Awesome!

Recently I was asked to do a Zoom live with some pretty phenomenal coaches, people that I look up to quite a bit and learn a lot from myself! When strength coach, Robert Dos Remedios asked for people to submit […]

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Why You SHOULD Train Like Top Athletes

When functional training started to get big, there was a saying that became popular as well…”everybody is an athlete.” That went along with “train like an athlete.” These were both really well meaning sayings, but if you take them literally […]

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Can You Do Great Arm Workouts With Ultimate Sandbag Exercises?

It was about 5 years ago, I was at a pretty big industry national conference. I overheard two coaches talking and one was almost lecturing the other! “If you do arm exercises then you don’t do functional training and you […]

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Why You Need THESE Planks In Your Workouts!

Let’s see, burpees, squat jumps, push-ups, lunges, and planks! Those are typically the “go to” bodyweight home workout exercises that most people use. That is also why most home workouts burn out pretty fast. After doing these drills a few […]

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Top 5 Ways to Make Powerful Fat Loss Home Workouts

In 25 years of coaching, I would say 99% of the people that came to me had the goal of losing fat. Even those that had their shoulders falling off or killer back pain wanted fat loss. So, it was […]

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Why You Need More Ultimate Sandbag Snatch Training

One of my all time favorite Saturday Live skits was the Will Ferrell and Christopher Walken cowbell scene. Something so memorable, that I never got upset when clients would jokingly call kettlebells, cowbells. Little side note,  Jessica and I ended […]

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